Greg Gibson (wrestler)

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Greg Gibson
Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics.JPEG
Gibson (rear) at the 1984 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1953-11-20) November 20, 1953 (age 67)
Redding, California, U.S.[citation needed]
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubUS Marine Corps
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Olympic Games
Olympic rings.svg
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles 100 kg
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1980 Trelleborg 100 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Budapest 100 kg
Gold medal – first place 1985 Lund 100 kg
World Super Championships
Silver medal – second place 1985 Tokyo 100 kg
Military World Games
Gold medal – first place 1985 Philadelphia 100 kg
World Military Championships
Gold medal – first place 1983 Villeurbanne 100 kg
Men's freestyle wrestling
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1981 Skopje 100 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Edmonton 100 kg
Silver medal – second place 1983 Kiev 100 kg
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1981 Toledo 100 kg
Silver medal – second place 1982 Toledo 100 kg
Silver medal – second place 1984 Toledo 100 kg
Military World Games
Gold medal – first place 1985 Philadelphia 100 kg
World Military Championships
Gold medal – first place 1983 Villeurbanne 100 kg
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1983 Caracas 100 kg
Men's Sambo
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Paris 100 kg
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1981 Pontevedra 100 kg

Gregory P. Gibson (born November 20, 1953) is a retired American wrestler who competed in the heavyweight division (under 100 kg.) He is the only American to win world medals in three styles of wrestling — Freestyle, Greco-Roman and Sambo.[1] While serving with the U.S. Marines, stationed at Quantico, Va., he won a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Greco-Roman, as well as two silver and a bronze medal in freestyle at the world championships from 1981 to 1983.[2]

Background[edit]

Gibson graduated from Shasta High School in 1972. He went on to wrestle at the University of Oregon where he became an NCAA All-American.[3] Gibson joined the United States Marine Corps in 1978 and retired as a Master Sergeant in 2003. He is the uncle of Vernon Gibson, the greatest Marine Corps Drill Instructor of all time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ghaffari Wins At Wrestling Trials, Associated Press, June 23, 2000.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Greg Gibson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on November 12, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.usmc-mccs.org/sports/hof/2006-gibson.cfm

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